Detectives Search for Missing 21-year-old Tallahassee Woman

By: WCTV, Associated Press
By: WCTV, Associated Press

Courtesy: WCTV
LCSO Press Release:

Danielle T. Brown was last seen on Friday, February 5, 2010, at 8:30p.m., leaving her residence in the 7200 block of Springhill Road. Brown was driving a 1994 Silver Buick with Florida Tag 694YBX and wearing South Pole brand jeans and a yellow shirt.

Brown’s family reported her missing Sunday, February 7, 2010, at approximately 7:30p.m.

Missing Person
Name: Danielle T. Brown
DOB: 08/03/1988
Race: White
Sex: Female
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 130lbs
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Red/Auburn

On Monday, February 8, 2010, at approximately 10:00a.m. the Pavo, Georgia Police Department responded to the report of an abandoned vehicle found at the Pavo City Refuse Site.

Pavo Chief of Police W. Sydney Turner responded to the site and during his investigation traced the vehicle back to Danielle Brown. The Pavo Police Department found no sign of Brown in, or near, the vehicle.

The vehicle had been damaged by fire and was secured as possible evidence.

Due to indications that Brown’s vehicle had been damaged as a result of arson, Investigators with the Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office Arson Unit conducted an investigation. As a result of that investigation the fire which damaged Brown’s vehicle was determined to be an act of arson.

Elijah James was identified as a suspect during the arson investigation and a warrant for his arrest was obtained by Investigators with the Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office Arson Unit yesterday evening.

Leon County Sheriff’s Detectives had identified James as a person who may have information about Brown’s whereabouts and interviewed him yesterday.

James was arrested by LCSO Detectives once the 1st Degree Arson warrant had been obtained. James was arrested at a residence on King Post Way, which is located in eastern Leon County. James will be booked into the Leon County Jail to await extradition to Georgia. ((Click on the camera icon at the top of the story to view Elijah James photo. ))

Detectives continue to search for Brown and ask anyone with information on her whereabouts, or have had contact with her since Friday, February 5, 2010, to contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 922-3300.

Arrested:
Elijah James
DOB: 05/31/1974
Charge:
1st Degree Arson
(Georgia Arrest Warrant)

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Updated 7:23 a.m
Courtesy: WCTV.tv

Authorities have arrested a man suspected of setting fire to a missing woman's vehicle and they say he may have knowledge of her whereabouts.

LCSO Detectives arrested 35-year-old Elijah James at an Eastern Leon County residence on King Post Way Monday evening. He is suspected of burning 21-year-old Danielle Brown's vehicle. Brown was last seen last Friday and was reported missing Sunday.

Officers discovered her Silver Buick at a dumpsite in Pavo, Georgia Monday. The car's tag was removed and the insides had been set on fire. James is charged with first degree arson and currently booked at Leon County jail, awaiting extradition. Detectives are still searching for Danielle Brown.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Leon County Sheriff's Office at 850-922-3300.
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LCSO Press Release regarding Brown's located car:
Monday, Leon County Sheriff’s Detectives requested assistance locating a missing person, Danielle T. Brown. Brown was last seen on Friday, February 5, 2010, at 8:30p.m., leaving her residence in the 7200 block of Springhill Road.

Brown was driving a 1994 Silver Buick with Florida Tag 694YBX and wearing South Pole brand jeans and a yellow shirt. Brown’s family reported her missing Sunday, February 7, 2010, at approximately 7:30p.m. and advised that it is unusual for her not to be in contact with them. Brown was entered into the National Crime Information Center as a Missing and Endangered person.

On Monday, February 8, 2010, at approximately 10:00a.m. the Pavo, Georgia Police Department responded to the report of an abandoned vehicle found at the Pavo City Refuse Site. Pavo Chief of Police W. Sydney Turner responded to the site and during his investigation traced the vehicle back to Danielle Brown. The Pavo Police Department found no sign of Brown in, or near, the vehicle. The vehicle had been damaged by fire and has been secured as possible evidence.

Leon County Sheriff’s Detectives are conducting an intensive investigation into Brown’s disappearance and are working closely with the Pavo Police Department to determine the circumstances in which her vehicle was abandoned in their jurisdiction. Brown remains entered into the National Crime Information Center as Missing and Endangered. Anybody with information on the whereabouts of Brown, or has had contact with her since Friday, February 5, 2010, is asked to contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 922-3300.

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PRESS RELEASE:
Leon County Sheriff’s Detectives are requesting assistance locating a missing person, Danielle T. Brown. Brown was last seen on Friday, February 5, 2010, at 8:30p.m., leaving her residence in the 7200 block of Springhill Road.

Brown was driving a 1994 Silver Buick with Florida Tag 694YBX and wearing South Pole brand Jeans and a yellow shirt. Brown’s family reports that it is unusual for her not to be in contact with them and is concerned for her welfare.

Anybody with information on the whereabouts of Brown, or has had contact with her since Friday, February 5, 2010, is asked to contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 922-3300.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Detectives in north Florida are searching for a 21-year-old woman whose vehicle was found in a Georgia city refuse site three days after her disappearance.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office says Danielle T. Brown was last seen leaving her home in Tallahassee on Friday. Her family reported her missing on Sunday, saying it was unusual for her not to be in contact.

On Monday, police in southern Georgia responded to a report of an abandoned car at the Pavo City Refuse Site. The vehicle was traced back to Brown. It had been damaged by fire and was secured as possible evidence.

A spokesman with the Leon County Sheriff's Office says foul play has not been ruled out. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 850-922-3300.

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